Book lovers take heart! Your treasured literary collection can now take center stage at wedding as the most charming centerpieces. A fabulous way to personalize this most special occasion. Plus, it allows you to save on the cost of flowers. Even better, no flower arranging or crafting skills are required. If you can put together a stack of books, you can create these super-easy accent pieces in a snap! The keys are selecting the books to suit your theme, then embellishing them with vintage touches and some candlelight.
Light Up Your Tables with Literary Gems
The how-to for this centerpiece idea couldn’t be simpler! The only materials you will need are:
- vintage or classic books from your own collection, or gathered from antique stores or flea markets
- decorative accents like strands of pearls, ribbons, old lockets, brooches, or pendants
- vintage bookmarks, black and white photos or postcards matching the period of the books you’ve selected
- candles in votive holders or in antique silver or crystal candelabra
- a few pieces of fresh, fabric, or paper flowers
- embroidered handkerchiefs or crocheted doilies
How to Make the Arrangements
Arranging the books - Here, we put together a stack of romantic books, including Shakespeare’s sonnets and the well-loved novels of Jane Austen. You could easily do the same with books on any favorite theme, author or period that you share as a couple.
Adding embellishments - Then, we simply draped pearls over and around the books, and placed a tiny candle and a bunch of paper blooms alongside. Depending on what accents you choose, you could also insert them casually between the books’ pages, or use them to tie a few books together or prop some upright in an interesting arrangement.
Personalizing the centerpieces - You can incorporate a monogram of the bride or groom, add personal photos, or even select your favorite books.
Think double-duty - Consider adding table numbers to the centerpieces. Print out cards using calligraphy or a vintage-like font.
How easy and charming is that?! You could make one book centerpiece for each table in time!